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Study of sorghum-munching aphids earns NSF award

April 17, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — A tiny invader’s gooey march through U.S. sorghum fields continues to devastate crop yields, forcing some farmers out of the sorghum business despite the crop’s increasing importance.

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Sequenced Genome of Ancient Crop Could Raise Yields

March 5, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Humanity has finally gotten to know one of its oldest, hardiest crops on a genetic level.

An international team has sequenced and mapped the genome of proso millet – a feat essential to raising yields of the drought-resistant crop in the Nebraska Panhandle and semiarid regions where population booms foreshadow food shortages.

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Nebraska's Joe Louis holding up a  collection of leaves infested by corn-leaf aphids.
Experiments underscore overlooked aspect of defending corn from pest

February 27, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — A chemical compound typically cast as a supporting actor in corn’s defense against a tiny pest might instead take a leading role, says a research-based rewrite from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

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